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Warriors' Curry sets new season 3-point record

Warriors' Curry sets new season 3-point record

CNNSI.com Updated Apr 17, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Golden State's Stephen Curry set a record for 3-pointers in a season when he hit his 270th in the second quarter of the Warriors' game Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers.
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  • The Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs, as Utah loses its fin…

    The Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs, as Utah loses its finale and Kobe Bryant exults on Twitter

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    After an offseason that saw the team deal for the league’s best center and second-most dominant player, and the game’s best point guard of the last 20 years (all for the pittance of some lower-rung draft picks and a player in Andrew Bynum who didn’t
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  • Jazz come up short as Lakers make playoffs

    Jazz come up short as Lakers make playoffs

    Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies ended Utah's playoff hopes with an 86-70 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
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  • Howard on finale: 'Let's leave it on the floor'

    Howard on finale: 'Let's leave it on the floor'

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers are faced with a "win and get in" opportunity Wednesday night when they host the Houston Rockets in their regular-season finale.
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  • Seed Watch 2013: 2 East, 5 West playoff slots still to be decid…

    Seed Watch 2013: 2 East, 5 West playoff slots still to be decided on season’s last night

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    The most closely watched games of Wednesday night, by far, will feature the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers, because their games will determine the winner of the race for the Western Conference's final playoff spot. But there are still a handful of oth…
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  • Pau Gasol pleads for brother Marc Gasol’s help in pushing the L…

    Pau Gasol pleads for brother Marc Gasol’s help in pushing the Lakers into the playoffs

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    Calling on a brother for a little help with a move and/or IKEA furniture installation is one thing. Texting one from half a country away to plead for a committed effort against another NBA team, so that the NBA team you play for can back into the playof…
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  • Video - Lakers Must Win Tonight 04:01

    Lakers Must Win Tonight

    Apr 17
    Lakers in a win-and-get-in scenario tonight.
  • Video - Phil Jackson Ready To Return? 02:21

    Phil Jackson Ready To Return?

    Apr 17
    Ramona Shelburne discusses Phil Jackson's interest in working in the NBA next season.
  • Video - Race For Final Playoff Spot 02:11

    Race For Final Playoff Spot

    Apr 17
    Tim Legler discusses whether the Lakers or Jazz will claim the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
  • Video - Lakers Clinch No. 7 Seed With Win 02:59

    Lakers Clinch No. 7 Seed With Win

    Apr 17
    Highlight Of The Night: Pau Gasol recorded his seventh career triple-double and Dwight Howard scored 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the Lakers' 99-95 overtime win over the Rockets.

Sports Columnists

  • Gutierrez: Key players to watch in East

    Apr 17
    Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? Israel Gutierrez examines each East series.
  • Phil Jackson 'itching' to return to NBA as either coach or executive, sour…

    Apr 17
    After nearly two seasons in retirement, Phil Jackson has become increasingly interested in working in the NBA next season, according to sources familiar with his thinking.